Vodafone Ghana Foundation has organised a free health screening for people in Okorase and its surrounding communities in the Akuapem North District, to bring to them quality healthcare.
The beneficiaries, mainly children, were diagnosed of severe anaemia, while others were also diagnosed of high sugar levels.
Those who needed referrals were referred to the hospital for further checks.
The free medical screening coincided with the launch of the sixth edition of the foundation’s health programme dubbed ‘Health Line’ – a television health talk show designed not only to educate the public on various diseases but help fund the treatment of poor people suffering from chronic diseases.
Ebenezer Amankwah, Vodafone’s Head of Corporate Communications, said they were targeting people who could not afford the cost of health care for assistance.
He indicated that every year, a community which needs basic healthcare is chosen across all the regions, where the residents are screened for various diseases and medicines supplied freely to them.
Mr Amankwah invited Ghanaians to take advantage of the programme to get free medical care. “Those whose cases are found to be serious are referred to the health facilities,” he added.
Dr Ralph Owusu Sekyere of the Koforidua Regional Hospital encouraged the people to go for regular check-up and to adopt healthy lifestyles.